Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Writing Contest for DC-Area Children

The Junior League of Washington is sponsoring a writing competition for 4th through 8th graders:

JLW Young Author Competition and November Book Drive: Calling Top Young Authors in our Communities

The JLW’s Young Author Competition is open to 4th through 8th graders in the D.C. metro area including Northern Virginia and Maryland. Stories submitted must be an original work of fiction authored by the child. Only one story per child will be accepted.

The top Young Authors will receive prizes including gift cards to Barnes & Noble, music websites and more. The overall winner will receive a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.

The top Young Authors will also read their winning stories on Saturday, November 1st at 10 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Tyson’s Corner to kick off our November Book Drive. Enter Your Story All stories must be received by October 15th at 5 p.m. You may enter your story through email or regular mail. To email your story, click here. To mail your story, click here

Details are on the web site.

The Junior League of Washington will be accepting book donations for a month-long book drive in November:

November 1st will also kick-off a month-long book drive in our community to help promote the joy of reading to all our local children. Please drop off your gently worn and new books at the following locations during the month of November:

--Junior League of Washington - 3039 M Street NW
--Barnes & Noble – Tyson’s Corner and Georgetown locations
--Other locations still to be finalized

All books and reading levels are welcome and will be donated to our JLW community partners, Book for Bright Futures and D.C. public school children. Details can be found here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.